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Re: Many people fear MAOI's.... RobertDavid

Posted by seekinggrace on April 8, 2007, at 16:18:29

In reply to Re: Many people fear MAOI's...., posted by RobertDavid on March 10, 2006, at 21:44:30

> I'm saw my psychiatrist yesterday and I'm trying my first MAOI, EMSAM (when it's at the pharmacy). I have SP with some depression. If EMSAM doesn't work I'll be going to Nardil then Parnate.
> I'm hopeful it will work though, my doc thinks it will particularly if I blend it with the klonopin I now take. Ultimately I'll try it in mono therapy, but if I need both, great.
> Though we did review the significant food restrictions for MAOI's such as aged cheeze, he told me not to worry about it. That I just needed to watch certain other meds like SSRI's, certain pain killers, etc. He suggested that even at higher doses of 30 and 40mgs there shouldn't be food issues, it's just that it wasn't approved without food issues at those doses.
> He also suggested that the side effects of EMSAM will be even less than SSRI's and other anti depressants. So an MAOI without diet concerns, fewer side effects (weight gain, libido issues) that may help my anxiety and depression, I'm going for it. Lastly, the once a day steady dosing via the patch.
> It all sounds to good to be true. Hopefully it will be, If not, I'm with those of you who deal with the issues of Nardil/Parnate. All I care about anymore is quality of life. I'll gladly trade a few side effects for something that actually works.

Hi, I'm so curious how emsam is working for you. I'm on my 8th day. At first it seemed to be helping a bit - but this weekend has been just shy of intolerable with the depression and constant crying. I'm on 6 mg - the smallest. Are you having good results? Thanks




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